Originally posted on Loudwire here.
In an extremely close race, Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo and Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor were neck-and-neck in our poll for the 2014 Titan of the Year. However, once the voting closed, Anselmo came out the victor.
You know what’s truly bizarre about Anselmo’s win? His margin of victory was by .5 percent, the very number that adorns Slipknot’s 2014 album, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter.’
2014 saw Anselmo release ‘Down IV – Part II’ with the southern sludge legends. ‘Part II’ charted even higher than first ‘Down IV’ EP, claiming No. 23 on the Billboard Top 200. Down also unveiled a music video for ‘We Knew Him Well.’
Anselmo and the late Corey Mitchell launched the second Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2014, showcasing Satyricon, Eyehategod, Portal and many other bands. The fest also celebrated the 40th anniversary of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ with a reunion of all the living members of its cast and also featured a reunion performance by Anselmo’s Superjoint Ritual.
If you dig metal and comedy, you probably also saw the ‘Metal Grasshopper’ series, in which Anselmo taught comedian Dave Hill how to be a metal warrior. The result was questionable, but let’s be honest, not even Lemmy could pull of the feat.
Congrats to Philip Anselmo and here’s for a brutal 2015!